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If You’re Going To Eat Any Of These Foods At Night, Eat It At Least 3-4 Hours Before Bedtime

If You're Going To Eat Any Of These Foods At Night, Eat It At Least 3-4 Hours Before BedtimeIf You’re Going To Eat Any Of These Foods At Night, Eat It At Least 3-4 Hours Before Bedtime

Almost everyone would agree that breakfast is indisputably the most important meal of the day, as it helps fuel the body for all manners of activities that will be taking place during the day. Due to the realized importance of breakfast, we often have assigned periods they are eaten and what we include in our breakfast menus to make it nutritious and beneficial to the body. However, the same cannot be said of another important meal called dinner, as we sometimes eat just about anything that we fancy, and even at certain periods of the night.

Photo Illustration Of A Typical Breakfast Meal

When we fail to give due consideration to the foods we eat for dinner, especially when it comes to the time we eat them, what we sometimes end up doing is harm the body by overworking the digestive system of the body, which could invariably make us wake up feeling drained and tired in the morning. Apart from the aforementioned effects of eating late at night, eating a late-night dinner can lead to weight gain, and health challenges such as an increase in blood sugar levels, obesity, heart disease, and acid reflux, which could particularly be of great concern.

Photo Illustration Of A Typical Nigerian Dinner Meal

For many people who often can’t help but get back home from the office so late at night, having light food on the dinner menu must be the priority as having heavy meals for dinner could cause indigestion, heartburn, and other effects. However, for people who often get home quite early, you can afford to eat certain foods, including heavy meals, provided you would be eating them at least 3-4 hours before you go to bed. Many of such foods have high calories content that would lead to weight gain since they’ll just accumulate inside the body as you sleep.

Photo Illustration Of A Typical Nigerian Dinner Meal

Others, however, are simply capable of causing acid reflux, leading to symptoms such as heartburn, a lump in the throat, difficulty swallowing, chronic cough, dental erosion, and laryngitis. Some of the foods that can make you have acid reflux if you consume them later than 3 hours before bed are as follows:

1. Caffeinated Drinks

2. Alcohol

3. Hot Spices

4. Chocolate

Some of the heavy meals we often eat in Nigeria often have high sugar and starch content, two basic nutrients that not only increase our calories intake but are also capable of causing a spike in blood sugar levels, which could invariably lead to the overworking of the pancreas. If we eat such heavy foods at least 3-4 hours before bedtime, they might not have any untoward effect on the body. Examples of such foods include:

1. Pounded Yam And Egusi Soup

2. Eba And Efo Riro

3. Fufu And Afang Soup

4. Bread And Tea

5. Yam

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Dominic Nwodo

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